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but -- several loaves of bread he dumps out and geese have already started. >> i see the logic now. >> yes. >> this is going to be a great stupid idea. >> the target audience. >> how from bread to suit, i don't get it. >> of course he got that. i thought they were geese. >> lines the slices of bread on duct tape and wraps himself in it. >> couldn't be more white bread, could he. >> wraps around the upper body. >> legs, arm. portfolio those geese can be aggressive. if he's not careful, he's toast. >> he knows that. >> oh, god. >> here they come. >> look. >> lay down. >> stay calm or they won't come. >> you're moving too much. >> don't be so jumpy. >> cover your eyes, too, just in
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case. >> they start to form. one takes a little nick. >> what if this guy was baked when he came up with this idea. >> you're getting crusty. >> like "jurassic park." >> do they finish all the bread? do they eat it all or just kind of nibble at him and leave him. >> he to see the bread. >> bye-bye, everyone. >> kind of a crummy ending. >> bye-bye. >> thanks for watching. don't forget to enter your buzzword for your chance to win the ipad mini. see you next time on the next brand-new episode of "right
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how did the gents look last night. >> i think i would have fit in very well. a flight attendant. this is the kind of style that was being rocked last night at the draft. they we all sorts of magic happening on the red carpet because besides football most importantly we'll talk about fashion. we have some of the best and most interesting looks from the nfl draft. >> with the first pick in the 2017 nfl draft the cleveland browns select myles garrett. >> defensive end out of texas a&m gets picked first by the cleveland browns. mccaffrey, this was him back at super bowl xxxiii supporting his dad and now the stanford runningback is bringing his fancy footwork to the carolina panthers and that's not a time lapse. this passionate moment from
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mckinley remembering a promise he made to his grandmother. >> my dream is to play in the nfl and i'm here, man. i completed the promise. that means [ bleep ] everything to me. find me later, man. >> reporter: as young men are watching the fate of their futures fold out on national television, many make it a priority to look good, or at least memorable. daring with a bold pink. the lavender sas sas sas sas sas in support of a foundation that provides financial aid to young adults with cancer. lsu safety describes his look on the red carpet as a balance between flash and style. the new new york jets safety rocking a white window pane double breasted suit and his shades the whole night. flashes his custom lined
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collection by abc's very own michael strahan. spiked louis vuitton. >> they're so cool. >> no, they're not. >> the cost of those slippers, kendis and diane, 2 grand. >> what. >> maybe then it will be 2 grand and $425. that is just -- i don't have -- i'm not wearing strahan. >> boring. >> seriously. why don't they act like they've been there before. >> because they haven't. it is always -- >> i love it. fire me later. >> fine me later. >> but it wasn't always like this. we're going to take a throwback now to 1991. check out this picture that was tweeted out. this is brett favre when he got drafted in '91. he's rocking shorts. >> draft day? >> back in '91. >> they really stepped it up
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since then. >> from shorts to custom made jackets. and spikes. >> we've come a long way. >> i'll take >> the exits are this way. please stay in your seat. no nuts aboard this craft. >> if you were united, you would be dragging me out of here. obviously, you're not. >> too soon. >> you look fantastic. and thank you very much for joining us. >> just going to roll this way. >> exit right there. when we come back, hear why tom hanks may boycott the nfl. >> what mike myers is now saying about a new austin powers movie.
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♪ ♪ >> all right. we are going to start off "the skinny" with the new comments from austin powers himself. >> part of a huge cast reunion celebrating debut of austin powers 20 years ago, franchise creator and star has told "hollywood reporter" he is kidding another sequel. >> yes, mike myers says he would love to do a fourth austin powers. the director of the original said essentially the ball is in myers' court. >> that's a good thing. tells the magazine they have been discussing the fourth film for 15 years, 15 years. >> oh. >> but as of yet. he says they haven't come up with a new concept that myers feels he can live with. at least live up to the franchise. >> i would love to do a fourth but -- >> but -- ♪
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it's more like that, right? >> yeah. >> no, looks like you are samba now. >> no. we get confused. >> so many dances, so little time. so much lack of rhythm. next, an a-list invitation from scarlett johansson to her twin. >> denver joel showed a photo of his grandmother saying she was 22 years old in the photo and looks like scarlet johannsen. well, apparently, scarlet johannsen, she thought so too. >> holy crap. i want to meet you in person. i saw that you were "drunk as a skunk" when taking that photo. and i would like to see your drunk face. i want to share a drunk face with you. let's have a drink, geraldine. >> wow. >> she then invited geraldine to join her at the premiere of
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her upcoming movie "rough night" set for release in june. >> so cool. after sharing the video, denver joe told reddit commentators his grandmother was literally jaw dropping dumbfounded by scar-jo's invite. says we are so taking them up on their offer. by the way he warns, my grandma can get down. >> scarlet johannsen is in trouble then. >> watch out. >> can probably drink her under the table. next to the nfl. not feeling so much love from tom hanks. >> not happy about the's move to las vegas. so deep is his love for the oakland raiders, that he told "the san francisco chronicle," that he is vowing not to watch a single nfl game for two years after the relocation takes place. >> uh-oh. hanks told the newspaper "you cannot take the silver and black and put them in an air conditioned dome in the desert and make them play on artificial
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turf and call them the raiders." >> yes you can. just get the fans there. >> little bit -- little upset. >> he has two years to get over it. finally, the biggest headline out of this year's tribecka film festival is that robert de niro made his debut on snapchat. >> wow, this must be great. alex berry, finalist in the tribeca snapchat shorts, gave the screen legend a tutorial. check it out. >> alex. >> bob. >> show how to use snapchat. snapchat send it to your friends and it immediately disappears. >> to your friends. it goes. and disappears. >> this is a voice changer. >> smile. >> great. >> ha-ha-ha. >> isn't that the best. >> by this time next week we expect de niro to become a full-fledged millenial with the snapchat account.
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all right. another busy week of political news headlines. both here, at home and abroad. >> but we still found some time to squeeze in some dirty jeans, some off-key singing, and so much more. check out our weekly friday rewind. >> two outsiders defeated mainstream parties in france to advance to a presidential election run-off. >> this is being seen tonight as a blow to trump-style populism. >> tonight it appears there has been major movement. is president trump now willing to put funding for the wall on the mexican border on hold at least for now. >> the wall is going to get built, folks. in case anybody has any question. >> today a turning point. top republican and democrat on
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the house oversight committee emerging in agreement saying flynn likely broke the law. >> willful and knowing concealment of information, like, getting these kind of payments, could be considered a crime. >> president trump unveiling what the white house is calling the biggest tax cut in american history. >> the outline rolled out by the treasury secretary and president's top economic adviser would cut corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%. >> it's just one page. obviously tax reform, much more complicated when will we see the details. when will we see the actual plan? >> we are moving quickly as we can. >> chris soules captured america's heart. this morning soules is facing a different reality. arrested early to tuesday. >> charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death. >> republicans buy more time to avert a government shutdown. >> republicans introduced a
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short-term measure to keep the government running through may 5th. >> they come heavily distressed. by heavily distressed we mean it looks like they're covered in mud. >> this will be high-end jeans. >> yeah, yeah. guess it takes a while. >> we need some more water. >> let's just go full-on. >> there you go. yeah. >> and you -- ♪ by the dawn's early light ♪ light >> i think what we learned, we are more patriotic than stephanie. >> hey. ♪ what so proudly >> little behind the scenes camera action. so, stephanie ramos our correspondent sang that once on tv. tried to have her do it again. she refused. >> no, only do that at baseball stadiums. ♪ >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good friday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. some of the top headlines on "world news now" -- president trump set to deliver a speech at nra annual convention in atlanta. he'll be the first president to address the group since ronald reagan. senate democrats blocked an attempt to buy more time to avert a government shutdown. but lawmakers could still strike a deal before tonight's midnight deadline to give themselves another week to reach an agreement on a trillion dollar plan. a jordanian citizen living in the u.s. legally is under arrest on charges he wanted to join isis. he was taken into custody at cincinnati's airport as he was freeing to fly to the middle east. allegedly to join the terror group. and with the first pick in the nfl draft, the cleveland browns selected myles garrett
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defensive end from texas a&m. second and third round of the draft are today. those are some of our top stories on this friday, april 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> the draft is always fun to watch. not to see who is going where or what. what they're wearing. there were interesting ones this year. we'll talk this half hour about the president weighing in on how he plans to pay for the massive tax cut that was announced and it was outlined in a single page and won't balloon the deficit. >> the white house isn't sharing details on how it may affect the average american family. the president insists the middle-class would benefit. and the plan will pay for itself. abc's brian clark has more. >> reporter: in the rose garden thursday. president trump making a surprise appearance for take your child to work day. >> one more quick picture. >> as he signed autographs, abc news asking the president how he will turn his tax plan into reality.
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>> you see the growth, the growth is going to pay for it. >> reporter: that single page, double spaced outline revealed wednesday is short on specifics. here's what we know. the plan would reduce the number of personal income tax brackets from seven to three. slash the corporate tax rate by half. eliminating all deductions except for home mortgage interest and charitable contributions. that means deductions for state and local income taxes will no longer exist. potential blow to many americans in high income high tax states including east coast blue states and california. even some republicans raising concern. >> when you talk losing a deduction like that, we want to make sure, a better way to, to achieve this tax policy. i'm open to that. that's the conversation we are going to have. >> reporter: the white house not making any guarantees but did insist the goal of this president's tax plan is to provide them and lower income
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people with more money in their pocket and a tax cut. >> press secretary sean spicer conceding there is a long way to go before the blueprint becomes reality. brian clark, abc news, new york. we're learning new details this morning about what led up to that seemingly about face when it comes to nafta. a top mexican official says mexico only learned through media reports that the white house was considering an executive order to withdraw from the trade deal. president trump announce he would instead renegotiate nafta after speaking with the leaders of mexico and canada. the president said that he is prepared to walk away if the u.s. doesn't get a fair deal. mexico now says it would do the same. >> this was a surprise at the white house. caitlyn jenner. although she voted for president trump she has since expressed unhappiness for removing protections for transgender students. because of that jenner told diane sawyer this month she won't play golf with the president, but she would meet with him privately.
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it's not known with whom she met at the white house. former first lady michelle obama is back in the public eye, but making clear she says anyway she has no interest in running for public office. during a q & a session in orlando. mrs. obama said she would not put her children through another campaign. running for office is all well and good then the knives come out. as for her future plans she will work on the let girls learn initiative she launched as first lady. two illinois correctional officers are recovering after a savage attack. surveillance cameras rolling when three inmates repeatedly beat and kicked the officers. both of them were hospitalized. one suffered a broken orbital bone, the sheriff is seeking attempted murder charges against inmates for that brutal attack. and new video of protests storming the macedonian parliament building in europe. dozens of people were injured including the leader of the opposition party. who was seen bleeding. the protesters threw chairs and
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called the lawmakers traitors. macedonia once part of yugoslavia has been unable to form a government for several months. federal officials are issuing a warning about a deadly super bug. a fungus infecting people in hospitals across the country. adrienne bankert has the details. >> reporter: the cdc is calling this deadly super bug, a global health threat. officials reporting 61 cases in hospitals in six states since 2013. most patients in new york and new jersey. >> when you have an organism spread person to person, causes severe infections can develop resistance, now that is a real concerning type of infection. >> reporter: like antibiotic resistant bacteria this rare strain of yeast is resistant to all three major anti-fungal medications. 60% of people infected around the world have died. hospital patients, especially those in intensive care are most vulnerable. >> the primary risk is to the
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hospitalized patient who has tubes. who has catheters, central lines, things that allow the fungus to get into the body. >> reporter: the fungus can survive for weeks on hospital beds and months on the skin. doctors say the bug is difficult to detect. you could be carrying it into a loved one's hospital room and not know it. so hand washing and avoiding skin to skin contact is key. adrrienne bankert, abc news. the mastermind behind an irs phone scam. the 24-year-old suspect. neck named shaggy, nabbed by authorities in india. his alleged scam has fake irs collectors threatening americans with jail. if they didn't pay taxes that they really don't owe. police say the suspect made millions and he recruited others to help. a maryland college student credits his apple watch for saving his life. casey bennett's jeep rolled over several times after it was hit by a vehicle. and it came to rest on its side.
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casey was dangling from the seatbelt at the time. and his phone flew out of reach, but he remembered that if you hold the watch's side button for six seconds, it will call 911. he did just that. firefighters showed up at the scene and got him out. >> i actually didn't know that. >> now you know. news you can use. starbuck's plans to open the biggest location. a four-story cathedral of coffee on chicago's magnificent mile. the giant store will be more than a place to buy a latte. have tours and serves pizza. now i'm there. >> chicago style deep dish pizza. >> it will be open in two years. >> got to wait around for that. now to some creative -- stupid. actually, no, just desperate criminals. first here from waukesha, wisconsin. see an suv pull up, gets out. hooks up a chain. next thing we know, he is loading an atm into the back.
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it falls out. they have to reload. before making off with it. police are asking for the public's help to solve that case. >> then, there is this fellow. in a spiderman mask. caught by surveillance cameras in a pharmacy here in new york. he had box cutter with him. he tried to make off with drugs, like ox codone and percocet. the owner told him he was out of luck because the pharmacy was out of those drugs. >> just take some aspirin. >> didn't use his spidey senses beforehand. >> got any advil? no? >> no. no. >> no good. all right, just come back tomorrow. >> i'll just have a box of skittles. coming up, big opening weekend at the box office. what the critics are saying about tom hanks plan to erase privacy as we know it using, emma watson as his accomplice. take your kids to work day at the white house. how the kids might have been sean spicer's toughest audience yet.
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office, we are taking a look at how he has changed the way the white house communicates with the country. >> so with his daily tweets, there is no denying that the babyboomer has embraced social media like a millenial. here is abc's jonathan carl. >> i went to an ivy league school. i am very highly educated. i know words. i have the best words. >> reporter: from early in the campaign, donald trump cast himself as the the next great communicator. >> i speak the truth. and i think people get it. and these guys are liars. but look, look, the press lies. >> reporter: promise telling it like it is. bypassing what he called the dishonest media. >> i like he speaks what i feel. >> reporter: trump the candidate dominated social media. >> i have between facebook and twitter and instagram, almost 12 million people. that's a lot. >> reporter: credited twitter with helping him win the white house. then he contemplated kicking the habit. >> i am going to do restrained
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if i use it at all, very restrained. >> reporter: that didn't happen. since taking the presidential oath, trump tweeted more than 450 times. some of those tweets got him into hot water. none more than when he tweeted, the explosive and unfounded allegation that barack obama had wire tapped trump tower. >> president trump's stunning claim accusing president obama of -- >> reporter: it became a massive distraction. but twitter following has grown. on inauguration day, 20 million followers. now he is up to 28 million. ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: he held fewer solo press conferences one in the first 100 days compared to four by president obama. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: that one a doosie. trump tangled with reporters for 75 minutes. >> and on the leaks is it fake news or are these real leaks? >> the leaks are real. you know what they said. you saw it. the leaks are absolutely real.
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the news is fake. so much of the news is fake. >> reporter: late-night comedians had a field day. >> the tone of the press conference was look if your dad found a pack of cigarettes under your mattress. >> reporter: through all right unconventional communication, trump has shown he can adjust his style to meet the traditions of the office. >> i am asking everyone watching tonight, to seize this moment, believe in yourselves. >> reporter: jonathan carl, abc news, washington. >> one way he has had a different approach to communicating is with all of those rallies that he is holding. holding another one tomorrow in pennsylvania. to mark the 100th day. on that day, the president is usually at the white house correspondents dinner. >> he will be talking to his supporters instead. >> absolutely. white house secretary sean spicer also just may have endured his toughest briefing yet. >> he fielded questions from a
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room full of mini-mes. the children of reporters and staffers, all part of take your sons and daughters to work day. and the best part came after the questions. when everyone headed to the white house basement for bowling. this photo here, cecelia posted it on her instagram. we've been replaced. >> i love seeing the juxtaposition of the children and the chairs compared to the reporters in there. very cute day at the white house. >> sean spicer's favorite day at the white house i'm sure so far. coming up, an 80-year-old harris and the surprise for her gold digging gigolo husband. yeah, based on a true story. well maybe not. it's theater. they're super concentrated, so i get a better clean. number one trusted. number one awarded. it's got to be tide
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>> i it is time now for "insomniac theater." two movies opening this weekend. right? >> yep. high-tech thriller starring emma watson, tom hanks, and the guy who was in "star wars rogue one."
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watson is hired to work for the world's most powerful social media company and discovers the company's darker scheme. >> you could pay your taxes, vote, pay your parking ticket, all through your circle account. we would save users hundreds of hours of inconvenience. save the government billions. >> hundreds of billions. >> we could eliminate half over night. >> why wouldn't the government build a similar service? why the hell would they need us? >> it would cost too much. they don't have the expertise. we already have the infrastructure. >> you are absolutely right. >> government needs us more than we need them. >> i liked this movie better when it was called harry potter. despite the social commentary, critics aren't loving "the circle" giving it a dismal 23%%%
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splat on rotten tomato. takes a valid concern about the lack of privacy in the internet age and turns it into -- that guy, by the way, he wasn't in rogue one. he was in the previous, previous star wars movie. >> shocking to me after the harry potter comment that you are not a genius when it comes to movie knowledge. what did you think of the circle? >> book was great. haven't seen the movie. the comedy revolves around an aging gigalo trying to reignite power as a lover after his 80-year-old millionaire wife kicks him out. >> my biography. >> sorry, maximo, it is over. >> you snooze, you lose. >> okay. actually, no. you signed a prenuptial agreement. >> no, no, no. i signed a prenup. >> what?
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the film stars salma hayak, and kristen bell and rob lowe. how to be a latin lover getting mixed reviews from the critics though. greg says it wasn't memorable but i didn't feel like i wasted my time. rama says, calls it rolling on the floor hilarious. humble pie with a side of heartwarming. >> they, they were very colorful with their reviews. >> humble pie with a side of heart warming. >> i get a sense the new "fast and furious" will be number one again at the box office. >> always number one. >> it has dominated. made more than $500 million worldwide. and then next week. the real challenge comes, "guardians of the galaxy 2." i'm sure. good actors in it. >> coming up. check this out. why are these people rolling down a hill? we'll tell you what it has to do with planning your may calendar. ♪
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♪ you see ♪ it's going to be me >> we are two days away from the glorious month of -- may! >> no, no. >> may. >> may. >> it's gonna be may. >> j.t. has us hyped. >> not only because we get to listen to the song over and over again. but also, we have a lot of things going on. kentucky derby. >> going to be may. >> mother's day. lots and lots of celebration. some of which we never heard before. >> or ever want to. >> we brought in our correspondent, maggie rulli. >> help us sort them out. >> mother's day. cinco de mayo. some i will put out there. don't think you know. in hong kong, on a small island,
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just off the coast, they celebrate may with a fun festival. check this out. everyone scrambling up the side of a rocket-shaped tower, six stories high. trying to grab the bun. higher the bun. greater the luck. would you do this for buns? >> bread buns? >> yeah. >> little sticky buns. you scramble up the side of the tower. six stories up the side of the tower just for a bun of luck. >> might climb a tower to grab some buns, not made of bread. you know what i'm saying. >> if buns aren't your thing -- >> skip the tower and grab the buns. >> not about the buns. cheese? >> anything for cheese. >> you and me we're agriculture go to england on cooper a hill where every year it is time for cheese rolling. which, literally just a bunch of people throwing themselves down a hill.
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chasing a huge box of cheese. >> how sober are they? >> questionable. sobriety. >> good. when you don't fall and still can run. >> let his leg run out right there. >> might win that one. i really like cheese. >> i think diane would win the cheese rolling. if you cannot wait for may. excuse me, not just wait for may. we have got you covered. kendis, this one for you. know you are excited about it. special anniversary happening this weekend. >> a big day. >> one fateful day, nine years ago, april 29th. when this photo was taken. bruno mars so excited to see pete wentz. look at the face. star struck. >> the gravity of this. bruno mars. >> in the height of fall out boy fame. >> wowed to see pete wentz. wowed. it would be completely the other day around in this day.
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this morning on "world news now," counting down to a potential government shutdown. >> temporary bill to avoid the shutdown was blocked overnight setting the scene for a scramble in washington today. meanwhile, the pentagon is investigating fired national security adviser michael flynn. the question, did flynn fail to ask permission to accept money from russia? new details on north korea and the rising tensions with the u.s. how the president is leaning on china for help and, how he hopes to solve things without force. but warns that a major conflict is possible. then, united airlines reaches a secret settlement with the doctor dragged off the flight. details on that and the company passenger friendly policies. kiss cam, kiss cam. look like a normal couple. unsuspecting pair gets caught in
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the ball game gimmick. why is this dude saying no. seems like a lovely woman. >> hmm. >> mom maybe. sister. >> hmm. i don't know. ex-girlfriend. >> we'll explain it on this friday, april 28th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." i -- i, you never know. but, the explanation is quite tricky. >> we have our investigative unit on it. get to that in a moment. we'll start the half-hour off with a last minute scramble on capitol hill to avert a government shutdown by tonight's deadline. >> yeah, senate democrats blocked a quick vote on a short term spending bill to keep the government running for another week. while they try to hammer out a deal. now the senate minority leader, chuck schumer objected to the extension. insisting on final bill without provisions on abortion. environment, and financial regulations. the house votes on the extension.
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the senate may vote ahead of the deadline. michael flynn is facing legal trouble. he is now the subject of yet another investigation. >> this one from the pentagon. the defense department is looking into payments that flynn received from foreign sources like russia and new documents show flynn had been warned. abc's mary bruce on the case. >> reporter: the investigations are piling up. the pentagon's top watch dog now examining whether the president's first national security adviser, michael flynn, broke the law. at issue. >> his ties to russia. his lack of honesty with the american people. >> reporter: the pentagon telling congress it has initiated an investigation to determine whether flynn failed to obtain required approval before accepting thousands of dollars in business from a foreign government. payments including the $45,000 he received to attend this moscow gala in 2015. even shaking hands with president putin.
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democrats released this letter from the military showing that the year before that russia trip, flynn was specifically warned that foreign compensation requires advance approval. >> lock her up, that's right. yep, that's right. lock her up. >> reporter: during the campaign, flynn was a steadfast trump supporter. insisting hillary clinton belonged in prison. now, democrats are accusing the white house of covering up for him. asking why the trump administration is refusing to turn over documents, surrounding his hiring. >> does not make any sense. and it makes the american people think the white house has -- has something to hide. obviously, a paper trail, ladies and gentlemen, there is a paper trail. that the white house does not want our committee to follow. >> i was frankly, taken back by his comments today. because they're frankly not true. >> reporter: white house press
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secretary sean spicer seemed to blame the obama administration. saying, they're the ones who ran flynn's most recent security background check. >> why would you rerun a background check on some one who is the head of the department of the defense intelligence agency. that had and did maintain a high level security clearance. that's it. >> reporter: the obama administration also pushed flynn out over concerns about his performance. and it is unclear whether the trump team did any additional vetting. before appointing flynn to the powerful post of national security adviser. they were pointing back to the obama administration, saying, that michael flynn's last clearance was granted under the obama administration. seeming to suggest that, the vetting didn't fall on them for his clearance. >> it fell on them. here is a man that is going to be, privy to the top secrets of our country. and advising the president. >> reporter: even after he fired flynn, trump still defended him. >> michael flynn, general flynn is a wonderful man. i think he has been treated, very, very unfairly by the media.
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>> reporter: but asked about the general, the president didn't bite. >> any regrets about michael flynn. >> thank you very much. >> now flynn's lawyer is still insisting that he did brief the pentagon before and after that 2015 trip to moscow. but the pentagon says they have looked through their records and they have found no evidence that flynn asked for approval, or disclosed that he received thousands of dollars. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. china has reportedly given north korea an ultimatum. in an interview with fox news, secretary of state rex tillerson says china told north korea to stop conducting nuclear tests or face chinese sanctions. tillerson said the u.s. is asking a lot of the chinese, but, says their help is critical to address the nuclear threat. he also stressed the u.s. is not seeking a regime change. and would be open to direct talks if north korea is willing to give up nuclear weapons. president trump says he, too, prefers diplomacy to resolve the north korean crisis, but warns what he calls a major, major conflict is possible.
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the president adds his staff is working up a new list of potential economic sanctions but says he is not taking the military option off the table. the comments came in a new interview with reuters during that wide ranging interview the president reflected on his first 100 days saying it is more work than running his company. and he says he thought it would be easier. >> thought it would be easier. toughest job in the world. the president is expected to drum up support for his new tax plan at a rally in pennsylvania tomorrow which, of course, marks his 100th day in office. the plan would cut the number of personal tax brackets, slash the corporate tax rate and eliminate nearly all deductions. but the administration is offering few details on what it would mean for the federal deficit. now during that take your child to work day event at the white house, the president said it was all about economic growth. >> anything about paying for the tax plan? any more specifics. >> when you see the growth, the
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growth is going to pay for it. >> how, how soon is that growth going to happen. >> it will happen quickly. >> when pressed how the tax plan will affect the average american family, the administration could not guarantee no one in the middle class would end up paying more taxes. the president is heading to atlanta today to speak at the annual nra convention marking, making him the first president to address the group since ronald reagan. the national rifle association, endorsed candidate trump a year ago after he promised to appoint judges who would support the expansion of gun rights. an accused cop killer in delaware is dead after a standoff with police that lasted nearly an entire day. authorities say, the man emerged from the house armed and engaged police. who then shot and killed him. earlier police used explosives to blow the doors and windows off his house. still the standoff continued for hours.
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sealy fled to the home after killing steven ballard in the parking lot of a convenience store wednesday. ballard's colleagues called the officer a hero. >> the action of steven yesterday, exemplified the dedication -- that he brought to the citizens of delaware. >> investigators are looking into possible motives. not saying whether state trooper ballard was targeted individually or as a police officer. to the west coast now and hundreds of protesters in berkeley were met by a large police presence. ann coulter who sparked the outrage was a no show. university of california berkeley officials were prepared for rioting after the controversial conservative speech was canceled because of fears of violence. there were just a few arrests however. university of missouri, columbia
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campus revised policies for dealing with protesters. the changes come in the wake of large demonstrations over racial issues. the school will now make outdoor areas available whenever possible, even for unscheduled gatherings. usually if you love a tv show maybe you binge watch it. perfect trivia knowledge. memorize the theme song. one law and order fan is upping the ante. big time. >> we like law & order. love law & order. credits there. including reference to the executive producer, dick wolf. well, a guy in new orleans. >> oh, no. >> loved the show so much. he got the words -- >> no. >> executive producer, dick wolf tattooed on to his lower back. >> bernard johnson says he watches the show, every day. we believe you, bernard. and he says he loved it growing up. loves it even more now. johnson's next tattoo is a portrait of "law & order" star on his back. as well.
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>> bro, you know how we know you're single? oh. oh, this. and speaking of lower back tattoos. >> beautiful. >> i, i can, i can -- i can get with that. >> you going to get one of those. >> i have one. with all my anchors, but -- i'm running out of room. >> i don't want to know where i ended up on the lower back tattoo. >> where's the ink. >> it started up here -- >> i now have a horrible visual of my name on your back, all the way on the bottom. >> you wish it was there. >> all the way at the bottom. >> all right. coming up. cracking up now in the hair and makeup room. we're going to move on. high impact crash on the highway. the driver swerving in and out of traffic. and then, miraculously, merging from the wreck. later, we are looking back at the l.a. riots 25 years later.
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in mobile, alabama, watch the white jeep on the right side of the screen. racing another car on interstate 65. when you see them crash. the jeep rolls over. at least five times. and if you take a closer look. the jeep's driver gets thrown from the vehicle and manages to get up and walk off the ramp. we're told no one was killed in this accident. unbelievable. >> incredible. and united airlines didn't waste any time reaching a settlement with the passenger dragged off the flight earlier this month. this after making pretty major policy changes. >> fairly quick. abc's rebecca jarvis with
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details. >> reporter: less than three weeks after the united airlines incident seen all around the world. the airline agreeing to a settlement. paying the passenger dragged off that flight, dr. david dao, an undisclosed sum. calling it an amicable resolution. abc news was the first to sit down with united ceo telling us at the time, changes are coming. >> this can never, will never happen again on a united airlines flight. that's my promise. that's my promise. >> reporter: they made good on that promise. introducing ten new sweeping policies including, never removing a passenger unless there is a safety or security concern and authorizing employees to offer up to $10,000 to passengers who voluntarily give up seats. releasing this apology. >> we are working harder than ever for the privilege to serve you. i promise that we will learn from our failures. >> reporter: all of this putting airlines front and center as a new video aboard another airline surfaces. >> i haven't done anything.
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i paid for this ticket. and i have -- >> reporter: kima hamilton was on this delta flight delayed 30 minutes on the tarmac. he was asked to deboard after using the lavatory while the plane was stopped during taxiing. passengers attempting to hold airlines accountable, several filming the altercation on their phones. >> i don't understand why i have to get off the plane. i had, i had to use the restroom. >> reporter: the flight ultimately returned to the gate with all passengers aboard where fbi and tsa agents were waiting. delta telling abc news, it is imperative that passengers comply with crew instructions during all phases of flights. especially at the critical points of takeoff and landing. as for that kicked off delta passenger, he was refunded for half of his ticket and took a different airline home. >> thanks to rebecca there. coming up, 25 years after the l.a. riots. >> a closer look at how music, put a spotlight on life in south central. you are watching "world news now."
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>> with my money on my mind. ready to feel old. >> this is horrible. >> gin and juice was released in 1994.
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>> insane. >> when snoop dogg went by snoop doggy dog. >> now he is just. martha stewart's best friend. >> bffs. from the time. just two years earlier, l.a. including compton exploded with the riots. this weekend marks 25 years, music industry insider, bruno del grenado with more. ♪ the police straight from the underground ♪ >> reporter: nwa, iced tea years before the l.a. riots these artists showed the world the grim reality of life here. tracks about racial tension, the crack epidemic, gang warfare, shocked the establishment. ♪ they had the authority to kill a minority ♪ >> reporter: with anthems from nwa, iced t's provocative protest record, cop killer. they also sent a warning to the
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suburbs about what was happening in places like compton and south central. ground zero for the riots. then l.a. exploded. >> the jury in the rodney king case delivered its verdict. >> not guilty the verdict for all of them. >> i would say at least 1,000 people here now. >> violence that has been done in south central, los angeles. >> fires like this one were so common not only did the fire department not show up but they were almost unnoticed by passers-by. >> reporter: the riots fanned the flames of hip-hop and shifted the epicenter of rap music from east coast to west side. gangster rap and g funk were born. gangster rap lyrics and rhymes were the sound track of inner city life. slow, hypnotic hip-hop was being created by artists like snoop dogg, tupac and dr. dre. ♪ me and my homey snoop dogg ♪ like this and that ♪ like that and this like that >> reporter: his album "the
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chronic" changed rap forever. critical, commercial hilt. released months after the riots. features live recordings of the riots. tying it to them forever. "the chronic" captures the essence of life in compton. the good, the bad, the ugly, and the easy. but over the years, as l.a. changed. so did gangster rap. the message turned to bragging about bling. but now there is a new generation of young l.a. rappers. like kendrick lamar. ♪ >> reporter: keeping the flame alive. using rap's power to let america know we still have a long way to go. kendis and diane, kendrick lamar has seven grammies and honor, the key to the city of compton. his hometown. the mayor said he represents the city's evolution. no doubt he will continue to share the evolution in his music. back to you. >> no doubt he has. and talk about his lyric there talking about being humbled. he has stayed that way, as well.
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this morning on "world news now" the search for specifics in lan after the white house reveals a one sheet outline. hear how the president responded when asked how he'll pay for what has been promised. the biggest tax cut in american history. breaking overnight, the isis take down at an american airport. authorities say the suspect was trying to fight for the terror group. new this half hour, the nfl draft. >> getting our first look at who will be joining next season's freshman class as well as our first look at football's most fabs forward rookies. groovy, baby. hear what mike myers is saying about a fourth "austin powers" movie. full details later this half hour in "the skinny."
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i just love the theme for it. ♪ >> every time i have trouble parallel parking i think of that. >> austin powers. we're going to have more on that coming up. >> that's how i dance. >> every time you dance i also think of austin powers. >> it's pretty sad. let's start with the president, shall we. getting together with one of his early supporters set to deliver a speech today at the nra. >> the president is scheduled to speak at the national rifle association annual convention in atlanta. the first president to do so since ronald reagan. guns will not be allowed inside during the speech. in the meantime it, the president is defending his sweeping tax reform plan. still not offering specifics but insists the plan will pay for itself.
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here's abc cecilia vega. >> reporter: in the rose garden president trump making a surprise appearance for take your child to work day. >> one more quick picture. >> reporter: as he signed autographs, abc news asking the president how he will turn his tax plan into reality, amid estimates his massive tax cuts could balloon the deficit by trillions of dollars. >> anything paying for the tax plan? any more specifics there? >> you see the growth. >> and how soon is that growth going to happen? >> happen quickly. >> reporter: the president says he will provide more details on the plan very soon. that single page, double spaced outline revealed about 200 words long. it is short on specifics. on "gma" the treasury secretary pressed repeatedly for answers. >> can you guarantee that no one in the middle class is going to pay more? >> that's our objective.
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absolutely. >> is it a guarantee? >> i can't make any guarantees until this thing is done and on the president's desk. i can tell you, that is our number one objective in this. >> reporter: no firm promise there. we asked again at the white house. >> why is it that the secretary could not guarantee that no one in the middle class will pay more under this proposal? >> i think everyone in the middle class should know that this president's plan will know they will have more in their pocket. >> that is the position from the white house right now? >> the goal of this president's tax plan is to provide them and lower income people with more money in their pocket in a tax cut, yes. >> reporter: press secretary sean spicer conceding there is a long way to go before this blue print becomes reality. >> a lot of work to do with congress and it is moving in a very positive direction. >> reporter: the plan would reduce the number of personal income tax brackets from seven to just three and slash the corporate tax rate by half and eliminate all deductions except for home mortgage interest and charitable contributions. that means deductions for state and local income taxes will no longer exist.
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a potential blow to many americans in high-income, high-tax states, including several east coast blue states and california. even some republicans raising concern. you feel like this could hit your district harder? >> oh, sure. when you talk about losing a deduction like that. if there is a better way to achieve this tax policy, i'm open to that. i think that's the conversation we're going to have. >> with that 100-day mark right around the corner, the president is expected to play up the big tax plan big in a rally. but right now it still remains in draft form on that single page document and you heard those members of congress tell us they are ready to hear some details. cecilia vega, the white house. >> busy day in washington ahead. because the clock is ticking towards a possible government shut down with the deadline to strike a deal just hours away. senate democrats blocked a vote on a short-term spending bill to keep the government open for at least another week.
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well senate minority leader chuck schumer is insisting on a final bill without provisions on abortion and several other stipulations that are opposed by democrats and the senate may still vote before the deadline. a jordanian citizen is now in custody on charges that he wanted to join isis. arrested at cincinnati's airport. prosecutors say he was trying to fly to the middle east to team up with the terror group. he was under fbi surveillance since january when he told authorities, you are going to regret this after he was removed from the turkish embassy in washington. breaking overnight, the state of arkansas has executed its fourth inmate in eight days. kenneth williams pronounced dead late last night after given a lethal injection for the murder of cecil. in 1999 williams was serving a life sentence for another murder when he escaped and killed borin who lived near the prison. now his family says waiting all
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these years for william's execution has been excruciating. >> we just live two miles from the prison, he's still right down there. every time i go down the highway, or back up the highway, i look over there and i know he's there. >> well, just before williams was put to death, he apologized to the families of his victims saying he senselessly wronged and deprived them of their loved ones. tensions are rising between syria and israel. the assad government blames syria for a missile strike on a military installation. rebel sources say it was an arms depot run by the hezbollah movement. which israel considers its biggest threat. israel, though, won't officially confirm or deny the strike. two u.s. army rangers were killed and a third wounded in afghanistan in a raid against isis. happened in the same region where the u.s. deployed its most conventional bomb two weeks ago.
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the army announced it will send another 1,500 soldiers to afghanistan this summer. pope francis heads to egypt for a two-day tour. security will be tight in the mostly muslim country which has had a number of terrorist attacks against christians this year alone. the pope is expected to highlight the plight of christians in egypt when he talks with egypt's secular and religious leaders during that visit. back here at home the city's newest attraction has a very basic purpose and a pretty hefty price tag. >> the attraction is a public bathroom. right behind the new york public library in bryant park. it has imported tiles, fresh flowers. artwork and even classical music. >> sounds kind of awesome. >> sounds great. >> a private company picked up the tab. cost $280,000. >> is there gold in that? >> estimates say more than a million people every year will use the facilities there. there you go. they're investing in all of our enjoyment. >> it does look like one of those high-tech japanese
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toilets. >> they're warm and they come with lots of buttons and i'm always afraid to push any of them. >> you don't know what they mean. but you get on there, it's heaven. all right. coming up, this year's top picks at the nfl draft. who made the cut so far and even more importantly, who are they wearing? meantime, the nfl isn't getting a whole lot of love from tom hanks. the oscar winner is threatening to boycott the league. first, here's a look at today's forecast. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by my pillow.
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>> you look fantastic today. how did the gents look last night. >> i think i would have fit in very well. kendis said i look like a flight attendant. this is the kind of style that was being rocked last night at the draft. all sorts of magic happening on the red carpet because besides football most importantly we'll talk about fashion. we have some of the best and most interesting looks from the nfl draft. >> with the first pick in the 2017 nfl draft the cleveland browns select myles garrett. >> defensive end out of texas a&m gets picked first by the cleveland browns. mccaffrey, this was him back at super bowl xxxiii supporting his dad nfl great ed mccaffrey and now the stanford runningback is bringing his fancy footwork to the carolina panthers and that's not a time lapse.
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this passionate moment from mckinley remembering a promise he made to his grandmother. >> my dream is to play in the nfl and i'm here, man. i completed the promise. that means [ bleep ] everything to me. excuse my language. fine me later, man. >> reporter: as young men are watching the fate of their futures fold out on national television, many make it a priority to look good, or at least memorable. twinning with their babies or daring with a bold pink. the lavender sasquatch suit. in support of a foundation that provides financial aid to young adults with cancer. lsu safety describes his look on the red carpet as a balance between flash and style. the new new york jets safety rocking a white window pane plaid double breasted suit and his shades nearly the whole night. first-round pick watson flashes
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his custom line collection by abc's very own michael strahan. completing the look with a pair of spiked louis vuittons. >> they're so cool. >> no, they're not. >> the cost of those slippers, kendis and diane, 2 grand. >> what. >> maybe then it will be 2 grand and $425. that is just -- i don't have -- i'm not wearing strahan. >> boring. >> seriously. why don't they act like they've been there before. >> because they haven't. it is always -- >> i love it. fire me later. >> fine me later. >> but it wasn't always like this. we're going to take a throwback now to 1991. check out this picture that was tweeted out. this is brett favre when he got drafted in '91. he's rocking shorts. >> draft day?
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>> back in '91. >> they really stepped it up since then. >> from shorts to custom made jackets. and spikes. >> we've come a long way. >> i'll take the sasquatch. >> he's not wearing spiked louis vuitt vuitton. >> can i get some peanuts? >> the exits are this way. please stay in your seat. no nuts aboard this craft. >> if you were united, you would be dragging me out of here. obviously, you're not. >> too soon. >> you look fantastic. and thank you very much for joining us. >> just going to roll this way. >> exit right there. when we come back, hear why tom hanks may boycott the nfl. >> what mike myers is now saying about a new austin powers movie.
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> all right. we are going to start off "the skinny" with the new comments from austin powers himself. >> part of a huge cast reunion celebrating debut of austin powers 20 years ago, franchise creator and star has told "hollywood reporter" he is kidding another sequel. >> yes, mike myers says he would love to do a fourth austin powers. the director of the original said essentially the ball is in myers' court. >> that's a good thing. tells the magazine they have been discussing the fourth film for 15 years, 15 years. >> oh. >> but as of yet. he says they haven't come up with a new concept that myers feels he can live with. at least live up to the franchise. >> i would love to do a fourth but --
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>> but -- ♪ it's more like that, right? >> yeah. >> no, looks like you are samba now. >> no. we get confused. >> so many dances, so little time. so much lack of rhythm. next, an a-list invitation from scarlett johansson to her 72-year-old twin. >> denver joel showed a photo of his grandmother saying she was 22 years old in the photo and looks like scarlett johansson. well, apparently, scarlet johannsen, she thought so too. >> holy crap. i want to meet you in person. i saw that you were "drunk as a skunk" when taking that photo. and i would like to see your drunk face. i want to share a drunk face with you. let's have a drink, geraldine. >> wow. >> she then invited geraldine to join her at the premiere of
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her upcoming movie "rough night" set for release in june. >> so cool. after sharing the video, denver joe told reddit commentators his grandmother was literally jaw dropping dumbfounded by scar-jo's invite. says we are so taking them up on their offer. by the way he warns, my grandma can get down. >> scarlet johannsen is in trouble then. >> watch out. >> can probably drink her under the table. next to the nfl. not feeling so much love from tom hanks. >> not happy about the raider's move to las vegas. so deep is his love for the oakland raiders, that he told "the san francisco chronicle," that he is vowing not to watch a single nfl game for two years after the relocation takes place. >> uh-oh. hanks told the newspaper "you cannot take the silver and black and put them in an air conditioned dome in the desert and make them play on artificial
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turf and call them the raiders." >> yes you can. just get the fans there. >> little bitter about it. little upset. >> he has two years to get over it. finally, the biggest headline out of this year's t tribeca film festival is that robert de niro made his debut on snapchat. >> wow, this must be great. alex berry, finalist in the tribeca snapchat shorts, gave the screen legend a tutorial. check it out. >> alex. >> bob. >> show how to use snapchat. snapchat send it to your friends and it immediately disappears. >> to your friends. it goes. and disappears. >> this is a voice changer. >> smile. >> great. >> ha-ha-ha. >> isn't that the best. >> by this time next week we expect de niro to become a full-fledged millenial with the snapchat account.
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all right. another busy week of political news headlines. both here, at home and abroad. >> but we still found some time to squeeze in some dirty jeans, some off-key singing, and so much more. check out our weekly friday rewind. >> two outsiders defeated mainstream parties in france to advance to a presidential election run-off. >> this is being seen tonight as a blow to trump-style populism. >> tonight it appears there has been major movement. is president trump now willing to put funding for the wall on the mexican border on hold at least for now. >> the wall is going to get built, folks. in case anybody has any question. >> today a turning point.
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top republican and democrat on the house oversight committee emerging in agreement saying flynn likely broke the law. >> willful and knowing concealment of information, like, getting these kind of payments, could be considered a crime. >> president trump unveiling what the white house is calling the biggest tax cut in american history. >> the outline rolled out by the treasury secretary and president's top economic adviser would cut corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%. >> it's just one page. obviously tax reform, much more complicated when will we see the details. when will we see the actual plan? >> we are moving quickly as we can. >> chris soules captured america's heart. this morning soules is facing a different reality. arrested early to tuesday. >> charged with leaving the scene of an accident causing death. >> republicans buy more time to avert a government shutdown. >> republicans introduced a
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short-term measure to keep the government running through may 5th. >> they come heavily distressed. by heavily distressed we mean it looks like they're covered in mud. >> this will be high-end jeans. >> yeah, yeah. guess it takes a while. >> we need some more water. >> let's just go full-on. >> there you go. yeah. >> and you -- ♪ by the dawn's early light ♪ light >> i think what we learned, we are more patriotic than stephanie. >> hey. ♪ what so proudly >> little behind the scenes camera action. so, stephanie ramos our correspondent sang that once on tv. tried to have her do it again. she refused. >> no, only do that at baseball stadiums. ♪ >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this friday morning -- it's day 99. the presidential benchmark less than 24 hours away. overnight, president trump giving a new interview, saying the job is harder than he expected. >> i thought it would be easier. >> plus, a comment about north korea involving the possibility of a major conflict. severe storms on the radar. hear where the threat is today. powerful winds knock out power to parts of l.a. overnight. there's a weekend warmup on the way. and new this morning, the host of the popular show "fixer upper" named in a million-dollar lawsuit. what chip gaines' former business partners accuse him of doing. and draft night. there were tears. there were surprises. and this year, there was even a baby who stole the show. we'll give you all the details.
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